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Travis / Bonham Memorial

 
 
Travis / Bonham Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2008
1. Travis / Bonham Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Memorial

Colonel William Barrett Travis
Born near Saluda, S.C. August 9, 1809.
Gave his life for liberty and freedom
at the Alamo March 6, 1836.
His last message for reinforcements ended thus:
"I have held this place against overwhelming numbers and will continue to hold it or perish in its defence."
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Colonel James Bonham
Native of Saluda County
Born near here Feb. 20, 1807
Died with Travis in Defence of the Alamo.
Travis and Bonham were friends in boyhood,
comrades in arms and perished together in battle.
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"Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat, the Alamo none."

 
Location. 34° 0.08′ N, 81° 46.3′ W. Marker is in Saluda, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is near the center of the courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda SC 29138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment (here, next to this marker); Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County (a few steps from this marker); Saluda County Veterans Memorial
Travis / Bonham Memorial Marker wih Courthouse in Distance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2008
2. Travis / Bonham Memorial Marker wih Courthouse in Distance
(within shouting distance of this marker); At Old Saluda Town... (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Saluda (within shouting distance of this marker); Saluda Old Town Treaty, July 2, 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Bank Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel William Barrett Travis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mr. Philemon B. Waters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saluda County Stockyard and Livestock Market (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saluda.
 
Also see . . .
1. William B. Travis. William Barret Travis (August 9, 1809 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American lawyer and soldier. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. James Bonham. James Butler Bonham (20 February 1807–6 March 1836) was a 19th century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Handbook of Texas Online - James Bonham. James Bonham, officer of the Alamo garrison, son of James and Sophia Butler (Smith) Bonham, was born at Red Banks (present-day Saluda), Edgefield County, South Carolina, on February 20, 1807. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. William Barrett Travis. William Barret Travis, Texas commander at the battle of the Alamo, was the eldest of eleven children of Mark and Jemima (Stallworth) Travis. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Battle of the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo was fought in February and March 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,009 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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